Written by Sports Information Student Intern, Cameron Rogers
HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men's soccer team looks to continue its hot streak as they travel to Rose-Hulman and host Bluffton this week.
The Panthers will matchup against the Engineers at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10 and the Beavers at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13.
HOT HUGHES – Sophomore, Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.), lead the charge for the Blue and Red last week as they faced Franklin and Earlham. Hughes found freshman, Patrick Rowe (Terre Haute, Ind.) off a give and go in the 18th minute putting the Panthers up 1-0 against the Grizzles. The sophomore striker then found the back of the net off a free kick from freshman, Carlos Schryver (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in the 20th minute making the score 2-0. Just before half time, sophomore, Renato Yostsui (Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil) added another goal making the score 3-0. The Blue and Red went on to win the match 3-1.
The striker repeated this performance as the Panthers took on the Quakers. Hughes scored off a free kick in the 12th minute from 25 yards out giving Hanover a 1-0 lead. Then the sophomore found fellow striker Leonardo Bottura (Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil) for a goal in the 67th minute lifting the Panthers over Earlham 2-0.
Hughes earned his first ever Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the week award for these efforts. The sophomore now has three goals and four assists adding to 10 points on the year.
KORFHAGEN LEADING OFFENSE - Senior striker, Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio), is having an impressive season so far. Korfhagen is leading the conference in goals with eight and total points with 18.
SCOUTING ROSE-HULMAN – Rose-Hulman comes into the match up being 6-4-1 overall and 3-0-0 in conference. The Engineers are coming off a 2-0 win over Mount St. Joseph and a 3-0 win over Defiance. Since 2015, the Panthers are 1-1-4 including two penalty shootouts when matched up against Rose-Hulman.
SCOUTING BLUFFTON – Bluffton is 1-11-0 overall and is 0-3-0 in conference. The Beavers are set to face Earlham on Wednesday, Oct. 10, before traveling to Hanover. The Panthers have beaten Bluffton in six out of the last seven previous meetings.
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